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Vol. 2 Issue 1 - August 2, 2021

Welcome Back To School
Welcome back!

eCADEMY K8 Dragons:

We are so excited to start our second year with our amazing families.  We wanted to give you a few dates in advance, so you can get them on your calendar.  Parents will be hearing from their student’s teachers prior to the first day of school for students, August 11, 2021. During that week, August 11-13, our teachers will review how to navigate Google Sites, Google Classroom, how to log into Edgenuity, set up passwords and upload assignments and many more tips and tricks so our students and families can have an amazing learning experience at eCADEMY K8.  

We posted supply lists on our eCADEMY K8 website. We understand times are tough for everyone right now, so we paired our list down to only the essentials.  If you need any assistance with school supplies, please reach out to any of our amazing counselors.  Click here for their contact information. 

Refer to our calendar for information regarding Chromebook distributions and more details about the first days of school.

Student Devices.

If you are new to eCADEMY K8 and you don't have an APS issued Chromebook, you will need to come in and check one out.  If you currently have an APS issued iPad, then you will need to come in and exchange it for a Chromebook.  Please refer to our calendar for device distribution days.

Edgenuity workbooks

Great news, we have ordered Edgenuity workbooks for our students K-5!  Edgenuity has made many updates, so more information to come on Edgenuity workbook distribution. 

Blood drive success!

eCADEMY K8 in partnership with Lyfstyl Fitness hosted a blood drive over the summer and it was a resounding success.  We were able to schedule 23 donations.  With each donation potentially helping 3 patients, our drive was able to make a serious positive impact in our community. Thank you to the staff and families that were able to participate and spread the word about the event.  Keep an eye out for another drive this fall.

Interested in helping establish our PTO?

It has been one tumultuous year and we want to thank you for sticking with us through the twists and turns.  Now that we have a little breathing room, we are ready to welcome a PTO to our community.  When the year began, we reached out looking for families that might be interested and would like to do so again.  If you would like to help us establish and grow a PTO here at eCADEMY K8, please email Vincent Montoya.  He will be dedicating some time over the summer to get things organized for the fall.  We look forward to connecting with you.

Do you own a business?

We are looking for sponsors to provide prizes for our 8th graders to be given away after our 8th grade Carnival on May 21st.  Please reach out to Vincent Montoya directly if you think you could donate items that would be good as prizes.  Some ideas include, a free donut if you own a donut shop, an hour of bowling if you own a bowling lane, gift certificates to your business or even gift cards to another local business.  We are open to creative ideas.

Thank you to our first sponsor who donated digital Amazon gift cards.  They are recognized on our Sponsors page.


Important Dates

eCADEMY K8 is great for Kinder students.

For new Kinder families enrolling for the Fall.

If you know a family who is considering online learning for their Kinder student, please let them know about eCADEMY K8. Our kinder teachers are excited for next year and are already planning for a fantastic year.  Feel free to watch and share the following video presentation from our kinder teachers and students.

Kinder Promo Video

Did You Know? 


Inclusion is the practice of including all individuals, regardless of their level of ability, in the learning community. The aims of inclusion are to secure opportunities for all students to learn alongside each other in general education classrooms with a focus on equal access to education for all students. This allows for the focus of education to be on the students’ abilities, not disabilities. Inclusion allows for all students to become accepting and understanding of one another’s talents, ideas, needs, personalities, and abilities. Inclusion in schools helps to foster a climate of acceptance, understanding, and respect.



Families, please do not hesitate to reach out to your student's teacher, counselor, or dean if you have any questions during this final quarter of the 20-21 school year.  These final months can be busy and filled with activity, but it is not the time to let communications fizzle out.  Whether by email or by phone, we want to hear from you!

Our main office number is (505) 816-9550.  Please visit our Administrative Contact Page to reach us school Admin and Staff.  Linked names will open a website dedicated to that staff member and may contain additional contact information.  The envelope will open a contact form that will send out an email.  If a phone number is listed, please feel free to dial them directly. And finally, all staff at eCADEMY K8 can be reached via the mobile ParentVUE app. 


eCADEMY K8 Social Media

eCADEMY K8 has staked its claim in the social media worlds of Twitter and YouTube. We are looking forward to taking advantage of both of these platforms to share successes and connect with families.  Our Twitter account will be used as a supplement to the official communications that are sent out to families via Schoolmessenger and Synergy and will never contain critical information shared through these channels.  However, we do hope to Tweet out celebratory notes or helpful reminders for families.  If you don't use Twitter, no worries.  If you do, follow us @ecademyk8 .  

We have also established our channel on YouTube and moved our previous Dragon Lair Cafe videos to this new channel. Please subscribe to our channel and click the notification bell so you will get notified when we go live or when we post new videos or video announcements (coming soon).